North Essex Support Centre

Welcome to our North Essex Support Centre based at the new Cancer Wellbeing Centre in the grounds of Colchester Hospital, which opened at the beginning of 2020. 

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North Essex Support Centre

Cancer Wellbeing Centre
Colchester Hospital
Turner Road, Colchester
Essex, CO4 5JL

01206 745347

For patients and carers:

  • Manual Lymph Drainage to help with lymphoedema
  • Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Bach Flower Remedies

Based at the new Cancer Wellbeing Centre in the grounds of Colchester Hospital, our therapists provide complementary therapies, including aromatherapy, massage and reflexology.

The centre offers a non-clinical and relaxing environment in a tranquil lakeside setting. Our partners, Colchester Hospital and Macmillan will be offering other support and services to complement our work and we will be working together to offer as much support as possible to those with a diagnosis of cancer.

Making an appointment

If you would like to talk to someone about making an appointment, please call the centre co-ordinator on 01279 306062. You can also telephone for further appointments, or you can book in person when you are at the centre. We will do our best to arrange an appointment that is convenient for you.

Each session lasts for 50 minutes so please try to arrive on time, otherwise your session will be shorter. If you are unable to keep an appointment, or if you are unwell in the days preceding your appointment, or if other circumstances prevent you from attending we would ask that you give us at least 24 hours notice. This will enable us to offer the opportunity to another client who would benefit from it.

We understand there may be times when you don’t feel well enough to attend the centre and appreciate this may not become apparent until the day of your appointment. Of course we understand too if you suddenly receive a medical appointment that overlaps with your treatment here.

Please do not attend if you have an infection of any sort. This includes coughs, colds, sore throat and gastric upsets. We have to be mindful that many of our clients have impaired immunity due to chemotherapy and we want to ensure, as far as is possible, that they are not put at risk by coming into contact with infection. Please wait until you have been symptom free for at least 48 hours before attending the centre.

In order to maintain the peaceful and tranquil atmosphere of the centre we ask that you turn off your mobile phone, or set it to ‘silent’ while you are here.


If you or a friend/family member have used our services and would like to make a donation towards the cost please click here,  or call the Fundraising Office on 01245 380719 – thank you.

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